TouchCast Studio

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TouchCast Studio is a free video production app for iPad that offers some great features - green screen, whiteboard, teleprompter, and the ability to easily insert photos, web pages, maps and more to your video.

TouchCast can be a little tricky - it's easy to delete footage or make permanent changes by mistake. Here's some tips to ensure success:

  • Plan, plan, plan! Make sure you have all of your assets - backgrounds, titles, scripts, pictures, videos, soundtracks, etc - ready to go before you start filming a scene. It's much easier record your scenes with assets in place than it is to add them later.
  • Any effects you add to a video while recording (green screen, titles, filters, vApps, etc) will be permanently added to the clip. You cannot change them later!

Act like there is NO UNDO BUTTON. In most cases, there isn't one.

For help with TouchCast, check out the User Guide or Tutorials.

Teachers, read more about TouchCast.

Mr. Schmidt's video tutorials are below.


FINDING Royalty-Free Music

If you choose to use music in your video, you can't just download a Drake track from YouTube. You need to find music that is ROYALTY-FREE and LICENSED FOR FREE PUBLIC USE. There are many websites out there that host works that are available to download and use in your videos. These tracks are often made available under a CREATIVE COMMONS license. Some licenses will require you to ATTRIBUTE the author in your video. See the Creative Commons website FAQ below for more info.

Creative Commons has provided links to some sites that host music that you can download and use for your videos. is a good one.

Once you find a track you like, check the license and attribution info. Copy any relevant author/publisher info that you will need to cite in your video.

Upload your audio track to Google Drive.

Adding a Soundtrack in Touch Cast